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Democracy Now! Friday, September 12, 2003


Published September 12, 2003


Headlines
Israel Authorizes “Removal” of Arafat
Financial Times: Senate in Move to Overturn New FCC Rules
Blair Ignored Warnings of War Risk
California Recall Race Tightens
U.S. Troops Kill Eight Iraqi Policemen
2 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq Raid
More Headlines…

Third Day of WTO Protests Continue in Cancun
Thousands of protesters in Cancun continue to protest the ministerial of the World Trade Organization. Inside the meetings Brazil yesterday led the formation of a G-21—21 nation bloc of developing countries that vowed to work together to fight U.S. and European agricultural policies.

Over 140 Protesters Arrested in London at Europe's Biggest Arms Show
Government officials from around the world attended the arms exhibition in London to see military hardware showcased by some 950 companies. Meanwhile, civil rights campaigners won the right to challenge police use of anti-terror powers against protesters.

Thousands of Palestinians Rally in Support of Arafat After Israel Authorizes His "Removal"
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat declared no one will “kick me out” after the Israeli Security Cabinet authorized the army to “remove” him. Meanwhile the Jerusalem Post called for Arafat’s death. We speak with Electronic Intifada founder Ali Abunimah.

How Do Prisons Profit From Immigrant Detainees?
According to current estimates county jails get $35 a day for regular prisoners from the federal government. They get between $75 to $100 a day for immigrant detainees. We take a look at how the prison industrial complex is profiting from the fastest-growing group of prisoners in the nation.

Farouk Abdel Muhti Spends His 500th Day in Prison & Faces Deportation
Farouk Abdel Muhti, who often spoke out on Palestinian issues on New York radio station WBAI, has been charged with no crime and faces possible deportation from the country where he has lived for 37 years.

Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How it Distorts the Truth
Democracy Now! speaks with editor and columnist Joe Conason about the how the right wing has taken control of mainstream media in the United States.


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